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The Court opened on Monday last, present:-- (long list of names).


The Chairman (S.R. Bosanquet, Esq.) took his seat at ten o’clock, accompanied by G.R. Greenhow-Relph, Esq., and S. Churchill, Esq.

GLASCOED.—CHARGE OF STEALING 31 SHEEP.—John Rees, 33, labourer, was charged with stealing 31 sheep, the property of John Davies, at the hamlet of Glascoed, on the 26th of October, 1861. The prisoner was acquitted. This case occupied the Court about eight hours. The evidence being too lengthy for our space this week, we purpose giving it in our next impression.

Nb. see links from Quarter Sessions submission and related Usk Observer report. I could not find the later report in the Observer - it must have been squeezed out by other news. Also a John Davies’ untimely death in 1862. Are these linked?




PARISH MEETINGS.—On the 5th of December last, a meeting of the parishioners took place in the Vestry room, for the purpose of devising means for raising the sum of £150 to liquidate the debt due from the parish to Mr. Waddington and Mr Nicholl, for money lent by those gentlemen, to pay off a mortgage on the Church rates to the late Mrs Homfray. The Rev S C Baker occupied the chair. Proposed by Mr Relph, and seconded by Mr J H Clark, that the inhabitants of Usk, be invited to make voluntary contributions in the town; vis: The Revs W H Wrenford, James Cadwallader, George Thomas and George Cozens, Messrs Dunn, Parker, Thomas Williams, carpenter, and W Phillips. Proposed by Mr Relph, seconded by Mr William Edwards, that this meeting expects that the rate-payers of the hamlet of Glascoed, will not neglect to discharge their portion of debt on the Church, but will at once proceed to carry out the resolutions of the rate-payers, on the 28th of April 1859. Proposed by Mr Dowell, and seconded by Mr Clark, that the meeting be adjourned to Friday, Dec 27, to receive the report of the above committee … (followed by several non-Glascoed matters)



MASTER AND SERVANT.—William Crump, (was actually Henry Crump of Glascoed – see below) farmer, Estavarney, Monkswood, was summoned by Emma Phillips, for 7s., a month’s wages, in lieu of notice. The case was settled by defendant paying the girl her wages, and the latter paying costs.



In the report of Usk Petty Sessions, in our last the name of “William Crump Estavarney,” was inserted instead of that of his brother, Henry Crump, Glascoed, in a wages case.


Opening of Glascoed Churchyard

THE NEW BURYING GROUND OF THE GLASCOED CHAPEL of EASE will be set apart and dedicated to the purposes of Burial and Opened for that use by License of the LORD BISHOP OF LLANDAFF, on THURSDAY NEXT, JANUARY 23rd.

There will be TWO SERVICES on the occasion. In the Morning at Eleven o’clock, when the Sermon will be preached by the Reverend E. ADDAMS WILLIAMS, M.A, Rector (Elect) of Llangibby; and in the Afternoon at Half-past Two, when the Sermon will be preached by the Reverend W.D. HORWOOD, Incumbent of St. James’s, Pontypool.

There will be Collections after both Services, in aid of the Expenses of Enclosing and Licensing the Churchyard.




DEATH FROM DROWNING: INQUEST ON THE BODY.—The inhabitants of this town and neighbourhood, were shocked by a report, which proved but too true, that the body of Rees Rees, aged 60 years, whose name as a Baptist preacher has been for many years associated with the hamlet of Glascoed, near this town, had been discovered in a lifeless state in a pond at the Old Town Forge, on the morning of Saturday last. An enquiry touching the sad event, took place at the house of Mr. David Phillips, Forge Hammer Inn, in this town, on the morning of the 13th inst, when from the evidence adduced, it appeared that the deceased was very unwell on Friday, the 10th inst., so much so, that he had to leave his work, and on the following morning he got up earlier than usual, for the purpose, as he said, of completing some work that was required of him; as he had not returned home by eight o’clock in the morning, as was expected, his grand-daughter was sent in quest of him, but not finding him at Mr. Eynon’s, to which place she had been sent, she was on her way home again, when she was horrified at seeing his body floating in the pond named. Others corroborated this statement, and they all concurred that they had never heard reports against the character of deceased calculated to cause him to destroy himself; nor had there been anything peculiar in his conduct to lead to the supposition that he contemplated such an act. The jury returned an open verdict of “Found Drowned.”


GLASCOED CHURCHYARD.—The burial ground around the Chapel of Ease in this hamlet has recently been enclosed with a handsome wall of solid masonry 335 feet in length. A portion of the waste has been inclosed to complete the churchyard, and the whole ground has been levelled, pathed and inclosed with a handsome pair of iron gates, fixed in the pillars of Stourbridge brick. The present wall has been completed at a cost of a little above £40, which has been raised entirely by voluntary contributions. The ground is now licensed by the Bishop for burials and it will be seen by advertisement that the vicar purposes to open it for use by services in the morning and evening of Thursday next. The little chapel and its inclosure presents a very pleasing appearance.




OPENING OF THE GLASCOED CHURCHYARD.—The services and ceremonies connected with this event, took place on Thursday last. The weather proved very unpropitious, which caused the gathering to be smaller than is usual on such occasions. The morning service was read by the Vicar, and one of the lessons by the Curate, in Welsh, after which, a truly appropriate and impressive sermon was preached by the new Rector of Llangibby, (Rev. E.A. Williams), from the 23rd chapter of Genesis, 20th verse, “The field and the cave that was therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a burying place, by the Sons of Heth.” After the sermon, a collection was made at the offertory, and the congregation proceeded to the Churchyard when the ceremony of opening took place, with appropriate psalms and hymns. At the afternoon service, a very eloquent sermon was preached by the Rev. W.D. Horwood, from 33rd chapter of Job, 28th verse, “He will deliver his soul from going into the pit”. Among the clergy and gentry present, were the Revs S.C. Baker, E Williams, W.D. Horwood, C. Cooke, James Blower, and D. Thomas; Mrs Morgan and family, Mr Morgan, Mr Miles, Mr Reece &c. The singing was conducted by the reformatory boys, (who usually attend this church), in a very creditable manner. An ample lunch and tea were provided at the residence of Mr. Morgan of the Hill, of which a large number partook. The total amount collected, did not exceed £2 18s. 6d.; so many being prevented by the weather from attending.



[Before His Honor J.M. HERBERT].

The cause list contained 4 adjourned cases, 94 new ones and a few judgement summonses.


COLEMAN v. ROBERTS—Claim £5 7s. 8.

This was an action brought by plaintiff, a miller, residing at Prioress Mill, near Usk, to recover the above amount as compensation for damage done in his garden by sheep belonging to defendant, a farmer residing at Hendrew farm, near Usk.

Mr W.H. Lloyd, of Pontypool, for plaintiff, and Mr. Waddington for defendant.

The jury was composed of the following gentlemen: Mr. Thomas Rogers, farmer, Llangeview, Mr. Henry Williams, farmer, Llangeview; Mr. John Leonard, farmer, Llangibby; Mr. John Williams, innkeeper, Usk; and Mr. Wm. Roberts, farmer, Llantrissent.

Mr Lloyd having stated the case to the jury, he called the plaintiff, who said: On Sunday, the 24th November last, I saw upwards of 90 of defendant’s sheep in my garden; they destroyed nearly the whole of the crop then growing, which consisted of cabbage plants, cabbages set out, brocoli, curly greens, and celery. I had previously spoken to two of defendant’s men about the fence being in a bad condition. Cross-examined: defendant came and turned the sheep out, and said he would pay for the damage.

William Phillips said: I am a retired farmer, and reside on my property in Usk. I measured the garden in question and found it to contain 37 perches, capable of growing crops.

John Knipe, deposed: I am a market gardener, and cultivate about 30 acres of garden ground. I estimate the loss sustained by plaintiff at £5 7s. 8d. Cross-examined: I would not give a shilling for all that was left in the garden; I estimated the cabbages at 1/2d. each; have seen cabbages sell for 3d. and 4d. each at Pontypool.

His Honor: Don’t go too far, or you will make us all market gardeners. (Laughter) Cross-examination continued: I believe the cost of replacing the cabbages destroyed, would have been as much as I have estimated them at; I do not know that plaintiff would have taken his crop to Pontypool, but he has been in opposition to me before. (Laughter).

Robert Breese, gardener, Usk, said: I estimate the value of the destroyed crop at £5 12s. 0d.” Cross-examined: Made my estimate from what I saw of the remains.

Mr. Waddington addressed the jury on behalf of his client, saying it was a great pity that plaintiff and defendant, who were neighbours, had not settled the matter, without bringing it to court, and contending that the estimates made by Knipe and Breese were exorbitant; the then called the following witnesses for the defence.

Daniel Roberts, the defendant, said: I saw the sheep in the garden and drove them out: plaintiff, who was present at the time, said, “Are you satisfied now, Roberts,” to which I replied, “It would not have been much for you to have turned them out, Coleman:” I subsequently offered plaintiff £2 for the damage and have paid £1 11s. 8d. into court.

Thomas Honey: I have been gardener to Mr. Relph, of Usk, for four years. I went, in the company with a man named Leverett, to view the garden in question, on the 9th December, at the request of defendant. I estimate the damage at £1 11s. 8d. Cross-examined: have been a gardener all my life: served my apprenticeship to it.

By His Honor: Cabbages planted now, would be ready to cut within a fortnight of the time those destroyed would have been. Thomas Leverett, gardener, corroborated the evidence of last witness, and added that he had some doubt as to whether the curly greens had been cropped by sheep.

Mr. Waddington having declined to again address the jury.

Mr. Lloyd did so remarking, that although he agreed with Mr. Waddington, that it was a pity neighbours should go to law about such a matter as this; yet it was not his client’s fault, notwithstanding that he had repeatedly suffered from the ravages of defendant’s stock. Mr. Lloyd then went on to comment upon the disparity between the evidence of the gardener witnesses, on either side, saying he believed those on the plaintiff’s side, from their positions as market gardeners, were most entitled to the confidence of the jury.

His Honor, in summing up, said defendant had admitted his liability in paying £1 11s. 6d. into court; therefore the only question left for the jury was one as to the amount plaintiff was entitled to. His Honor then pointed out where the difference between the two estimates lay, and desired the written estimates themselves to be given to the jury.

The jury returned a verdict for plaintiff; damages £5.

The expenses of two or three of plaintiff’s witnesses, were disallowed, in consequence of His Honor thinking their attendance unnecessary.




DISCOVERY OF THE BODY OF A MAN NEAR LITTLE MILL.—A painful sensation was created in this district on the evening of Wednesday last, by a report that the lifeless body of a man had been discovered in a shockingly mutilated condition, in the vicinity of Little Mill. The report, unfortunately, proved to be but too true, and it transpired that the body of the deceased, was that of John Davies, a mill-wright, aged 52 years. An enquiry touching the death in question, was held at the Half Way House, Little Mill, before Mr. Ashwin, deputy coroner, when from the evidence, it appeared that deceased called at the Wain-y-clare Inn, about 4 o’clock, on Wednesday evening. He appeared to be under the influence of drink, and after partaking of a glass of beer, for which he paid in coppers, he left the house about six o’clock, in the direction for Pontypool. As he was proceeding in a contrary way to that in which he ought to have gone, a son of the landlady of the inn, put him on the road to Usk, in which direction he was observed to be going by a shoemaker, named William Jones. About 11 o’clock on the same night, Mr. John Morgan discovered the body of deceased under the Railway bridge, and he moved it to one side of the road. He felt at the face and hands and found they were warm,-- some silver was found on the road, which witness placed beside him. He then went home, and having procured a lantern and candle, returned in company with his servant girl, and found deceased in the place where he had left him, but quite dead, and there appeared to be some severe wounds upon him. Abraham Jenkins and William Williams, were sent for, to assist in the removal of deceased. On subsequently searching the place, foot-prints, corresponding with the boots of deceased, were discovered on the side of the railway, about a yard from the bridge,--leading to the inference that deceased had got on the line, and had fallen over into the road. The body was afterwards examined by Mr. John Williams, surgeon, when he discovered several extensive wounds on the head, and found the back and ribs broken on both sides. The chest was also severely crushed, and it was his opinion that no man could have lived longer than three hours after sustaining the injuries that deceased had. The jury returned an open verdict. As there have been many rumours circulated as to a watch and money found on deceased, we may mention that between ten and eleven shillings was the only money discovered belonging to him; and that he had not any watch in his possession.

Nb, I included this article, since it interested me for a few reasons. It would have certainly been a case that excited the local population (Glascoed and Little Mill are neighbouring settlements). The Mr John Morgan in the article was quite likely the Mr John Morgan of Hill Farm (the fact that he was referred to as Mr, rather than John Morgan indicates some standing, and he was one of the most “respectable” farmers in the hamlet). The third, and most intriguing reason is that I wonder whether this John Davies could be the same man who had been the subject of the recent sheep stealing court cases (See Article One and Two) Also Quarter Sessions submission. Based on a couple of big assumptions, it is possible to speculate that John Davies may actually have been murdered by some of John and James Rees’ henchmen, since they threatened to kill him in the first article. Unlikely, but interesting to theorise!



These sessions commenced at the Town Hall, Usk, on Monday last …


COMMITTEE’S REPORT.—“At an adjourned meeting of the Petty Sessional Divisions Committee, held at the Town Hall, Usk, on the 21st March, 1862, --(list follows of those present) – after reading memorials from several of the parishes, in reply to the communications made to them, in pursuance of the resolution of the meeting of the committee, held on the 21st ult. It was resolved that the following changes should take place in the several Petty Sessional Divisions of the county.

PONTYPOOL.—… and that the hamlet of Glascoed from Usk division, be added to this.

USK.--… and that the hamlet of Glascoed be taken from it.

“Resolved that these arrangements, as amended this day, be reported to these Sessions.

(LLANOVER, Chairman).”

Ordered that the proposed alterations be advertised as provided by the Act.




OVERSEERS.—At the Petty Sessions, on Friday, the 4th April, the following Overseers were appointed for the several parishes in the Usk Division:-- Glascoed—Job Lewis and Thomas Edwards.



NO JURISDICTION.—… In another case, where John Pitt charged Martha Meredith, of Glascoed, with a trespass, the Chairman said that it was a case for the Usk magistrates to investigate. The complainant said that it had been sent from Usk to this Court. The Chairman replied that it was too premature yet to entertain cases at this Court, from the locality in question, and told complainant that he must take the case again to Usk.




REJOICINGS AT LLANTILLIO.—On Wednesday last, unusual excitement prevailed at Llantillio, consequent upon the coming of age on that day of the Hon. Mrs. Clifford Butler, daughter of Colonel Clifford, M.P., of Llantillio House, and in celebration of that event, invitations to a ball had been sent to the whole of the tenantry, and to some residents of the surrounding towns. Soon after half-past eight o’clock (the time fixed) dancing commenced and was carried on with great spirit and animation until six in the morning. (Please contact me if interested in this article! – it’s quite long and describes the celebrations). Of interest to Glascoed people is the following entry …

Among the company, which numbered nearly 150, we observed … (long list of attendees) … Mr Morgan, The Hill.

SATURDAY MAY 12th 1862

Monmouthshire to wit.


Re. the re-organisation of Petty Sessional boundaries

… It is ordered—

That the Hamlet of Glascoed, now forming part of the Division of Usk, do cease to belong to that Division, and do form part of the division of PONTYPOOL.

AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that from the time when this order shall take effect the several Divisions of the County shall be formed of and comprise the several parishes hereinafter enumerated (that is to say):--


Glascoed, hamlet of


Lanvair Kilgedin


Lanover higher, part of

Lanover lower

Lanvihangel Pontymoile




AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the First day of May which will be in the year 1863, is provisionally specified on which this order shall be enrolled subject to such alterations as the Justices in Quarter Sessions assembled may make either in the particulars of the order or in the time of enrolment.


LOST, on the 1st of May, from a field near the turnpike road on the Hendrew farm, Llanbaddock, a single barrelled GUN. Whoever will restore the same to Mr. DANIEL ROBERTS, the owner, shall be Rewarded.




PETTY SESSIONS. -SATURDAY, before C. H. WILLIAMS, Esq., and Lieut. Col BIRD.

AFFILIATION.- Henry Morgan, Glascoed, was charged with being the putative father of Myra Davies’s illegitimate child. Mr. Greenway appeared for defendant. Complainant deposed that she had been delivered of the child, at Pontymoile, on the 16th of April. In November previous, defendant gave her 2s. towards purchasing some baby linen, which was all the money she had ever received from him. Defendant had promised to make her his wife, but had failed to do so. By Mr. Greenway: Defendant resides at Glascoed, about two miles distant from my parents’ home. I am a dressmaker. Had worked at defendant’s mother’s. He has a violin. I put a bit on the case, but did not receive two “bits” in return. Did not charge 2s. for it. The 2s. was given to me for baby linen. Had not kept company with a man named Bales or Baylis. Had had a child before the present one. That was two years ago since last August. J.R. Thomas of the Little Mill station was the father of that child. Had not seen him for 12 months since last January. A cousin of defendant had a child by him (defendant), and our acquaintance then ceased for a while. He came to me as soon as my little child died, 12 months since last January. I was sewing at his mother’s on Wednesday, the 22nd May 1861. He sent his little boy to look for his mother, and when he found me alone in the house, he took advantage of me, “a nasty wretch as he is”. I put it down in a book when I went home. The next connexion was on the Friday following. His mother had gone to bed. She said, “You’ve always got some courting work to do, and I’ll go to bed.” Had intercourse with defendant the next time on the 20th of July, in a field at Cae Brest. I have not received any money but 2s. from defendant. Eliza Jones said that defendant called to see complainant at their house, where she resided in January. They went out together, and he called at the door once since. Jane Baldwin deposed, that when complainant lived at their house; defendant came to see her at five or six different times, and they always went out together. When defendant and witness were alone, he was always asking her if she had any news, when she at one time told him that complainant was pregnant by him, and he never asked her for any news afterwards. The mother of complainant deposed that defendant came to their house on the 7th of January, and asked to see her husband, who was not at home. He said he wanted to go with him to try to take Court-y-Cando farm, as he wanted to settle and marry her daughter. Witness advised him to get married before her daughter gave birth to the child. He said “I’ll get married for certain.” Having cross-examined the last witness, Mr. Greenway replied at length upon the whole case, contending that the father of complainant’s first child, was also the father of the second. The Chairman said, they were satisfied of defendant’s paternity, and made an order of 2s. a week on him with costs.

Nb.The Myra Davies in this case was Emmyra Davies, daughter of Jesse & Eliza Davies of Lower Cwmhir. Their daughter was Frances Davies Morgan, who later married James Edwards of Cherry Orchard, the son of Thomas & Maria Edwards.



Valuable Freehold Estates,


Distant respectively about Two and Four Miles from the Pontypool Road Station, on the Newport, Abergavenny, and Hereford Railway.


Thursday, the 19th of June, 1862,

At One o’clock in the afternoon, subject to such conditions as shall then be produced, the following valuable



 Lot. 1. The eligible and productive LANDS know as the Sluvad Farm, possessing a large and commodious Homestead, Barn, Stable, and Outbuildings, which have been recently repaired and improved; with Orchard, and numerous Closes of Arable, Pasture, and other Land, in the occupation of Mr. G.W. Williams; together with Four Cottages and Gardens. Two closes of COPPICE WOOD and two closes of LARCH PLANTATION, situate in the parishes of PANTEAGUE, LLANGIBBY, and GLASCOED, comprising in the whole 359A. 1R. 3P. or thereabouts.

  Lot 2. A small Farm, comprising several closes of pasture, arable, and other land, with barn, and yard, situate at the PRESCOED, in the parish of LLANBADDOCK, and now in the occupation of Mr. Thomas Lewis; together with two closes of coppice wood adjoining, the whole comprising 51a. 3r. 4p. or thereabouts.

 The above property presents unusual advantages, alike from the character of the land and its situation, the Pontypool Road Station having direct railway communication with Newport, Cardiff and the principal Iron and Coal Works of the South Wales Mineral District.

 A portion of the Purchase money may remain on Mortgage, if desired.

 Plans and Particulars are now ready, and with all further information, may be obtained of the Auctioneers, 49, Broad Street, Bristol; or of Messrs. WILTON and SON, Solicitors, Gloucester.




A tramp, giving the name of John Robinson, was taken before S. Churchill, and I. Nicholl, Esqrs, on Friday last, charged with having assaulted William Jerroms, relieving officer of the Pontypool Union, residing at Usk, on the 16th inst. It appeared the prisoner applied to the complainant on the evening of the day above named, and upon the latter refusing to give relief, on account of his having some coppers in his possession, the prisoner, after Mr. Jerroms had gone back into his house, threw the coppers through the window, and upon complainant coming out again, the prisoner hurled a stone at him, which, happily, just went over his head, and struck the door. Complainant then seized the prisoner, and a violent struggle ensued, in which Mr. Jerroms received a severe blow in the eye, and kicks about the legs. The prisoner was, however, ultimately secured, with the assistance of a person named John Pitt, who happened to be near at the time, and handed over to the police. The prisoner denied the charge, but Mr. Jerroms evidence was deemed conclusive, and the prisoner was committed for two months with hard labour.

I published this here, since there is a possibility that “John Pitt” was Glascoed’s John, a stone mason. The alternative John Pitt was a 26 yr old railway labourer (born Llantrissent) living in Usk at this time.




GLASCOED.—SERIOUS ACCIDENT.—On Friday last, a sad accident occurred to a woman named Maria Edwards, the wife of a labourer residing in this hamlet. The unfortunate woman was in a tree picking cherries, when her foot slipped, and she fell to the ground. She was conveyed into the house insensible, and the services of Mr. John Williams, surgeon, Pontypool, were obtained as speedily as possible, when it was discovered that her back was broken. We are sorry to add that but slight hopes are entertained of her recovery.


LITTLE MILL STATION.—A petition, influentially signed by the inhabitants, and owners and occupiers of land in this locality, has been presented to the directors of the West Midland Railway, requesting them to consider the desirableness or re-establishing the Little Mill station, which has been closed for some months, either as a regular or signal station. The grounds upon which the application is based, are, principally, the proximity of a brick and tile works, belonging to the Executors of the late C.H. Leigh Esq., and also of the Monmouthshire county reformatory. It is also further urged that the re-opening of the station, would be of great convenience to persons going to or from Usk by trains on the main line, which are not met by trains on the branch. We can only add, that the request is a very reasonable one, and if the West Midland Company has any regard at all for the public convenience it will concede to it.




The Rev. W. Morgan, of Cwmbwrwch has accepted a cordial and unanimous invitation to the pastorate of the Baptist Chapel, Glascoed, and has commenced his stated labours there, amidst cheering prospects of usefulness.-–COMMUNICATED.


Notice.—All Lands belonging to me and in my occupation, situated in the parish of Llanbaddock and hamlet of Glascoed, are STRICTLY PRESERVED, and all persons found Trespassing thereon will be prosecuted.




This notice also appeared in 30th August edition.




William Robbins v John Pitt. Claim for 6s 6d, for goods. Judgement for full amount, to be paid in a fortnight.

(Not sure which John Pitt this was - there was another residing in Usk).





DAMAGES.—Daniel Roberts, farmer, of the Hendrew, was summoned by Adolphus Edwin Baron Parker, for committing damage to land in his occupation, by driving two wagons and horses over the same, and thereby doing injury to the property, to the amount of 10s. Adjourned to the 19th September.




Abergavenny Agricultural Association.

The Twelfth Annual Exhibition in connection with the above Association, took place in a field near the town, called the Cricket Field, on Wednesday last.

 Shortly after the Show had been opened, heavy rain set in, and continued without intermission throughout the day, and consequently the attendance of visitors was very meagre . . .

 . . . The Ploughing contest took place on Dobson’s farm, and the names of the successful candidates will be found to include those of several individuals who have before distinguished themselves in the same line; especially noticeable, is the name of Leonard Lewis, who, although defeated in two challenge matches, may still be regarded as the champion ploughman of the county.


For ploughing half an acre of land, within four hours, in the best and most workmanlike manner, with a flay.

 For a Member of the Association, or his son, with a pair of horses, without a driver – First prize, £2, Benjamin Rees, Glascoed, near Usk; second prize, £1, P Leonard, Llangibby.

 The Champion Prize, open to all comers, with a pair of horses, without a driver - £2 10s, Leonard Lewis, Cefn Ila, near Usk. Richard Rees, Glascoed.




The Annual Meeting was held on Friday, 17th inst, and was attended by a goodly number of farmers from various parts of the county.


Champion Class.—Open to all England. First prize, £5, given by His Honor Judge Falconer. . George Brown, ploughman to Messrs. Hornby and Son, Grantham, Lincolnshire. Second prize, £3. . Philip Leonard, Llangibby. The following also completed in the class: Leonard Lewis, servant to F. Lister, Esq., Cefn Ila; Wm. Morgan, ditto; John Badham, servant to Mr. T. Rogers, Llantrissent; John Reece, servant to Messrs, J. and F. Howard, Bedford; and Richard Reece, Wernhere.

Class 1.—For farmers and farmers’ sons. First prize, £3. . Mr George Martell, The Cwm, Clytha. 2nd prize, £2. . Mr. Henry Waters, Llangibby. The other competitors were : Messrs. Hercules Jones, Mamhilad, Benjamin Reece, Wernhere; Henry Morgan, Wernhere; and Wm. Cadle, jun. Llancayo.

Class 2.—For ploughmen. … 3rd prize, £1 10s. . William Williams, servant to Mr. Benjamin Reece, Wernhere.

Also … Class 7.—One Guinea for the best sample of butter, not less than 6 lbs. .Mrs Lewis Llanwysk. Mrs. Roberts, Llanbaddock; Mrs. Walters, Llandenny; Mrs. Stephens, Usk; Mrs. Frost, Llandenny; Miss Williams, Redgate …

Nb. I believe that the Mrs Roberts featured here was likely to have been Sarah Roberts (nee Evans), wife of Daniel.